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Why go carbon neutral?

What is carbon neutral? Being ‘carbon neutral’ means that you are not adding to or detracting from the concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. For those who aren’t aware, Australia must reduce our carbon emissions by 26–28% on 2005 levels by 2030 in accordance with the 2015 international Paris Agreement—and even then, whether that reduction will be enough to deter climate change is debatable. It is important that businesses contribute to the climate effort in any way they ...
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Sustainability Day: 3 swaps for a sustainable business

Sustainability Day: A day to stop and think about how you can improve your sustainability. Each year, Sustainability Day falls on the fourth Wednesday of October – which makes it today. As a small business owner, what can you do on this day to improve your sustainability? It doesn’t have to be difficult – the best way to start is small, and build from there. Here are three easy ways to make your business more sustainable. Takeaway containers Coffee cups, ...
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Rainforest Rescue: Your impact

By buying from Planet Friendly Packaging, you are not only diverting waste from landfill – you are helping to fight climate change. And not only through reducing the use of oil-based plastics, which do emit greenhouse gases – for every order Planet Friendly Packaging receives, we plant one tree with Rainforest Rescue. What is Rainforest Rescue? Established in 1998, Rainforest Rescue buys threatened rainforest properties to save and replant them. Their current focus in the Daintree lowland, which is unprotected ...
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Promoting composting Australia-wide

Composting is – as you might know if you’ve been following this blog – our idea of how to save the earth from the pollution crisis we’ve put it in. However, to do that we need the whole country to embrace it. Why compost? Composting returns nutrients to the soil and diverts organic waste from landfill which reduces greenhouse gases. Between 2016 and 2017, Australians sent 6.7 million tonnes of organic waste to landfill, of which 43% was food waste. ...
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